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Rosemary Guinnell's photographs of Fletcher High School, Gwelo [i.e. Gweru]

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3052W

Scope and Contents

Collection of photographs of Fletcher High School (now known as Gweru Boys High School?), Gweru, Zimbabwe, probably taken by Rosemary Guinnell, all with handwritten annotations by her on the reverse of each print. A note on the reverse of one print identifies the Head Master as 'Frank Davies (Welsh)', and another reads 'Learning white Anglo-Protestant values.' Seven of the prints depict a presentation of a Midsummer Night's Dream in an open-air theatre built by the pupils. The other photograph is presumably of two of the schools pupils. Accompanying the photographs is a one page handwritten biography/curriculum vitae of Ms. Guinnell.


  • 1953 - 1961

Conditions Governing Access

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Biographical / Historical

Rosemary Guinnell was born 15/05/1923.


8 item(s) (8 images)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received 30 July 2002 from the Commonwealth Institute Library, which had received them from Brighton and Hove Library, which in turn had received them from Rosemary Guinnell as part of a 'Brighton Reminiscence Box Donation.'

Brighton and Hove Library offered Ms. Guinnell's photographs of Iraq 1949-1953 and family photographs to the Royal Photographic Society Library on 11 July 2002.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: Africa, fiche number 140.


This collection level description was entered by WS using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Rosemary Guinnell

Includes index.
2006-09-13 16:29:23+00:00
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

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